Year of Entry
I am broadly interested in the implications of judgment and decision making research for practical areas such as public policy and consumer marketing. I conduct research on the effect of information on judgments and decisions in applied areas; my current research examines how food label format affects nutritional judgment accuracy and healthy choices. I am also interested in increasing the quantitative rigor of methodologies used in psychological research and focus on the application of mathematical and statistical modeling methods in my own work.
Kristina A. Carter
Department of Psychology
200 Porter Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Ohio University, Athens, OH
Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology, May 2019
Berea College, Berea, KY
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, May 2014
González-Vallejo, C., Lavins, B. D., & Carter, K. A. (2016). Analysis of nutrition judgments using the Nutrition Facts Panel. Appetite, 105, 71-84.
Williams, W. R. & Carter, K. A. (2014). Disadvantage and privilege in our schools: How teachers, psychologists and policymakers can do better. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 14 (1), 415-418.
Carter, K. A., Alley, R. L., and González-Vallejo, C. (2017, April). Nutrient-specific system v. full fact panel: Understanding nutritional judgment using lens model analysis. Poster presented at the Ohio University Exposition, Athens, OH.
Carter, K. A., González-Vallejo, C., & Lavins, B. (2016, November). Analysis of nutrition judgments using the nutrition facts panel. Poster presented at the Society for Judgment and Decision Making conference, Boston, MA.
Carter, K. A., González-Vallejo, C., & Lavins, B. (2016, May). Analysis of nutrition judgments using the nutrition facts panel. Poster presented at the Modern Modeling Methods conference, Storrs, CT.
González-Vallejo, C., Carter, K. A., & Lavins. B. (2016, April). Evaluación de la nutrición percibida por el consumidor en relación al etiquetado de los productos. Universidad de Chile, Centro de Estudios Cognitivos.
González-Vallejo, C., Carter, K. A., & Lavins. B. (2016, April). Evaluación de la nutrición percibida por el consumidor en relación al etiquetado de los productos: La experiencia en EEUU. Universidad de La Frontera, Escuela de Salud Pública.
Carter, K. A., Alley, R. L., González-Vallejo, C., & Lavins, B. (2016, April). A lens model analysis of nutrition judgments.Poster presented at the Ohio University Exposition, Athens, OH.
González-Vallejo, C. & Carter, K. A. (2015, August). A lens model analysis of individual nutrition judgments: Using the Nutrition Facts Panel. Paper presented at the Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision Making Conference (SPUDM), Budapest, Hungary.
González-Vallejo, C. & Carter, K. A. (2015, June). Invited Presentation. Understanding Nutrition Judgments. Presented at Diabetes Institute Research Seminar, Ohio University.
Williams, W. & Carter, K. A. (2014, June). The effect of income and economic crisis on political efficacy. Poster presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) conference, Portland, OR.
Carter, K. A. (2013, April). Investigating the role of correspondence and socioeconomic bias in the attribution process. Paper presented at the 27th annual Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Miami, OH.
Carter, K. A. (2013, April). Activism through social media: The result of course-required service. In W. R. Williams (Chair) Faculty & student perspective on social justice: Teach research and action. Symposium conducted at the 2nd biennial Stand for Women conference, Huntington, WV.
Carter, K. A., Dean, S., Frost, V., Gordienko, A., & Porter, D. (2012, May). From anecdote to assessment: The robust beauty of using multiple regression and path analysis to explore academic performance at a small liberal arts college. Poster presented at 24th annual Association for Psychological Science Convention, Chicago, IL.
Carter, K. A., Dean, S., Frost, V., Gordienko, A., & Porter, D. (2011, November). From anecdote to assessment: The robust beauty of using multiple regression and path analysis to explore academic performance at a small liberal arts college. Poster presented at 97th annual Kentucky Academy of Science Meeting, Murray, KY.
Carter, K. A. Nutrient-specific system trumps full fact panel: Understanding nutritional judgment using lens model analysis. Graduate Student Senate Original Work Grant ($750), Ohio University, Athens OH.
Carter, K. A., Alley, R. L. A lens model analysis of nutrition judgments. Second Place Appalachian Rural Health Institute Award at Ohio University Exposition, Athens, OH.
Carter, K. A., Dean, S., Frost, V., Gordienko, A., & Porter, D. (2011, November). From anecdote to assessment: The robust beauty of using multiple regression and path analysis to explore academic performance at a small liberal arts college. Best Psychology Poster Presentation at 97th annual Kentucky Academy of Science Meeting, Murray, KY.
Cognitive Lab, Ohio University, August 2015-Present
Lab Coordinator: Organize and maintain lab equipment; coordinate lab use by researchers; work with administrators, faculty, and graduate students to secure needed lab resources.
Judgment and Decision Making Lab, Ohio University, August 2014-Present
Research Assistant: Create and manage research study databases; determine appropriate methodology for creating additional databases appropriate for analysis; collaborate with primary investigator to determine appropriate methodology for analysis; analyze and interpret raw data using Judgment and Decision Making quantitative methodology; report on progress and findings to colleagues and in written reports; instruct, direct, and oversee undergraduate research assistants in data management, analysis, and study report.
Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, Berea College, August 2010-May 2014
Office Manager, January 2013-May 2014: Formulated survey questions for data collection; organized and analyzed data using Excel and SPSS; analyzed raw data for significant information; determined appropriate data format for entry and presentation; trained and supervised coworkers in data entry and upkeep efforts.
Research Assistant, May 2011-December 2012: Delegated and supervise projects for publication; trained new coworkers in data organization and presentation; collaborated with fellow student workers and supervisor to complete projects.
Office Assistant, August 2010-April 2011: Reviewed finalized projects, entered and organized data for presentation.
Ascension Resource Group, Washington D.C., June 2013-August 2013
Data Analyst Intern: Developed an understanding of healthcare supply chain; learned new skills using local and system-wide databases; developed methods for analysis of raw data; conducted analyses of savings opportunities; analyzed local and national product usage; collaborated with clinical staff to analyze hospital usage efficiency; participated in regular conference calls regarding on-going projects.
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (APA Div. 9), Washington D.C., May 2012-July 2012
Policy Intern: Researched relevant topics and prepared oral and written reports for supervisor; daily researched current political and legislative events relevant to SPSSI goals and initiatives; attended congressional briefings on Human Trafficking and Homelessness and wrote reports for public viewing; corresponded with organization members; created and administered online survey to collect member response; mastered web design tools to revise and update organization’s public website; assisted in the organization of biannual conference.
Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Project, June 2011-July 2011 Berea College
Researcher: Organized and analyzed various databases using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS); collaborated with coworkers, faculty mentor and various campus departments; presented findings to Berea College administration and the Center for Assessment and Research Studies at James Madison University.
August 2015-May 2016 Prepare and present lectures and lead discussion on the psychological influences underlying food perception, selection, and consumption. Assign and grade student coursework.
January 2015-April 2015: Instruct graduate students in basic to intermediate statistical concepts and analyses, assist students with the use and understanding of statistical software, data management, analysis, and interpretation.
Teaching Assistant Ohio University
Psychology Department, August 2014-Present: Assist faculty with proctoring and grading; manage grades on Blackboard.
Teaching Assistant Berea College
Psychology Department, August 2013-December 2013: Assist faculty supervisor with planning a new course; research course topic, search for relevant materials and activities; assist with syllabus writing; brainstorm assessment methods.
August 2011-May 2012: Assisted students with assignments; assessed student performance and provide appropriate feedback; worked closely with faculty supervisor to brainstorm methods to improve student performance.
Literature Department, August 2012-December 2012: Assisted students with written assignments; took part in class discussion and student instruction; met weekly with faculty supervisor to determine progress of class and ideas for improvement.
Women’s Mentoring Program, August 2016- May 2017
Graduate Council Representative, April 2014- May 2017
Senator Representative of Senior Class, May 2013-May 2014
President of Psi Chi Honor Society/Psychology Club, December 2012-December 2013
Senator Representative of Junior Class, May 2012-May 2013
Student member of College Judicial Board August, 2011-May 2012
Work with In-Home Children’s Daycare Center, January 2010-August 2010
Work with indigent communities, Curitiba, Brazil, January 2007-September 2009
Robert B. Street Award for First Place Essay in American History, Spring 2013
First Place Award, McNair Debate, Spring 2012
Emerging Scholars Program Academic Excellence Award, Spring 2012
Dean’s List, Fall 2010-Spring 2014
Full-Tuition Waiver Scholarship, Berea College 2010-2014
Society for Judgment and Decision Making
European Association for Decision Making
Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics, Division 5 of APA
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Division 9 of APA
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Spring 2013
Mortar Board National Honor Society, Spring 2013
Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society, Spring 2013
Psi Chi, Psychology Honor Society, Spring 2012
Computer skills: R, SPSS, AMOS, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Pro, Filemaker, Survey Monkey, Qualtrics, and social media
Native speaker of Portuguese (Brazilian)